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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Building Dedication Held for New Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps Community Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and building dedication for the Salvation Army Fountain Valley Corps Community Center was held recently at 208 Cunningham Dr. in Security. The community center had formerly...

 

Duane Karl Greenwood

March 13, 1960 - May 12, 2018 Civil engineer, 10-year Widefield resident. Survived by wife Cynde; daughter Eileen Ackermann; sons Karl and Richard; mother Kaye Baxter; sisters Debi Einfeldt, DeAnn Fipps, and DeVon Millet, and brothers Dennis and... Full story

 

Betty Hunter McGrew

February 13, 1927-May 3, 2018 Betty Hunter McGrew, 91, of Colorado Springs, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 3, 2018. Betty was born February 13, 1927 in Denver, Colorado. She married TJ McGrew... Full story

 

Informational Coffee for Community Bible Study is Tomorrow

An informational coffee for persons interested in Community Bible Study is scheduled for 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at Cheyenne Mountain Presbyterian Church, 4450 Westmeadow Dr., Colorado Springs. “Attention ladies in our community, Community... Full story

 

Fountain Valley Baptist Church Invites All to Visit

Members of Fountain Valley Baptist Church, 500 W. Alabama Ave. in Fountain, welcome all persons to their church. “Our church desires to love Jesus and the people with all that we are,” a spokesperson said. ‘No matter who you are and where you... Full story

 

Lewis Rodney Moneypenny

May 18, 1931-May 5, 2018 Lewis Rodney Moneypenny, 86, of Fountain Colorado, passed away May 5, 2018. He was born May 18, 1931 to Isa and William Moneypenny in Ritchie County West Virginia. He was one... Full story

 

John R. Hess, Jr.

John R. Hess, Jr., age 93, of Colorado Springs, formerly of Rocky Mount, Virginia, and Atglen, Pennsylvania, passed away May, 10, 2018 He was the husband of the late Lila Buckwalter Hess, who passed... Full story

 

Trojans Take Class 5A Metro League Track Championship

The Fountain-Fort Carson Trojans, winners of The Colorado Springs Class 5A Metro League Track Championship....

 

Free Youth Fishing Derby Saturday

Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds in Fountain Creek Regional Park! A free fishing derby is planned Saturday., May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, for children ages 5 to 15. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog...

 

Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride Sunday

A Defenders of Freedom Veterans Recognition Ride will travel through Fountain and El Paso County starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Riders will leave from Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Sarges. A law...

 

Run for the Wall Motorcycle Riders Traveling Through Fountain Saturday

At approximately Noon this Saturday, over 500 riders participating in the Run for the Wall motorcycle event will ride into Fountain. Fountain Police Department personnel, in conjunction with El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies, will assist in...

 

Residents Urged to Submit Their I-25 Gap Comments to CDOT

El Paso County residents are reminded that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is currently soliciting official public comment on its proposed plan for widening I-25 through the 18-mile section of roadway from Monument to Castle Rock. Th...

 

Fueling Station Made Possible by Bond Approval Installed at District 3 Transportation Department

A fueling station was recently installed at the Widefield School District 3 Transportation Department. The fueling station will provide convenience for bus drivers allowing them to fuel up onsite. It...

 

Crime Stoppers Seek Fugitives

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for your assistance in locating the following individuals for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued: PIERRE PLESHEA CLAUSELL is a Black Male, 31 years o...

 

Youth Fishing Derby is This Saturday

I hope all are well and enjoying the spring season, and that you enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day weekend.  We have the county-hosted fishing tournament for kids this Saturday, and the first constructi...

 
 By Lois Landgraf    Opinion    May 16, 2018

2018 Legislative Wrap-up

The 2018 General Assembly opened with positive expectations. Expectations that – finally, this year – our crumbling infrastructure could be addressed and that funding for education could be...

 

Colorado House Republicans Report House Democrats Refuse To Help Veterans Seeking Work

Last week, a press release from the Colorado House Republicans announced that nearly every House Democrat voted against legislation that would have allowed private sector employers to give preference to veterans seeking employment. The announcement...

 

Congressman Doug Lamborn Named "Taxpayer Hero"

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste named Congressman Lamborn "Taxpayer Hero" with a 99% lifetime rating for fighting waste, fraud, and mismanagement of government funds. Congressman Lamborn received the highest rating of the Colorado...

 
 By Alice Trulson    Opinion    May 16, 2018

The Most Precious Mother's Day Gifts

When you read this, it will be well after Mother's Day, but as I write it is in fact, Mother's Day 2018. Mother's Day is a special day, always ranking high on the family occasion list, when you all...

 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Grand Opening May 19 at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Grand Opening May 19 at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening is planned for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Eaglesnest Wood & Pottery, 336 Main St., Security, in the Security Shopping...

 

Next Meeting of Security/Widefield Networking Group set for May 25

The next meeting of the Security/Widefield Networking Group is scheduled for 8:20 a.m. this Friday, May 25, at Sarges’ Grill, 6436 S. Highway 85/87, Fountain. The group meets the second and fourth Friday. For more information, visit...

 

What's Happening at the Fountain Creek Nature Center

The Fountain Creek Nature Center is located at 320 Pepper Grass Lane in Fountain. For more info. call 520-6745 or visit www.elpasocountyparks.com May Activities: Women’s Nature Retreat Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Finally a local nature...

 

Museum Open House June 2

n open house is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2 at the Fountain Valley Historical Society’s Museum, located at 114 N. Main in Fountain. There will be tours and attendees will able to explore the museum. “Come and learn about your town’s...

 

Writers Group Meeting is Monday

Members of the Fountain Valley Writers (in search of a catchier name) meet from 6:30-8:30 (or later) p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at the home of group facilitator Julie Shavin, 8435 Ermel Road, Fountain (just east of Link Rd.)...

 

Run for the Wall Motorcycle Riders to Stop in Fountain Sat.

At approximately Noon this Saturday, over 500 riders participating in the Run for the Wall motorcycle event will ride into Fountain. The Run For The Wall® was started in 1989 by James Gregory and Bill Evans, two Vietnam veterans who traveled across...

 

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